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. think back to when barack first took off. -- office. right after he was inaugurated. our economy was on the brink of clams. newspapers were using words like meltdown, calamity. create implodes, economy in crisis. for years folks had been lured into buying homes they couldn't afford so their mortgages were under water, banks weren't lending, companies weren't hiring, the auto industry was in crisis. this economy was losing 800,000 jobs every month. 800,000 jobs every month. and a lot of folks whether we were headed for a great depression. see, now that's what barack faced on day one as president of the quiet. but instead of pointing fingers and placing blame, your president got to work. [applause] he was thinking about us. about folks like my dad and like his grandmother and that's why he cracked down on lending adduce -- abuses so today when folks apply for a mortgage or credit card you know exactly what you're getting in to. that's why he cut taxing for families and small businesses. balls we believe that teachers and firefighters should not be paying higher tax rates than milli
. these are difficult decisions. >> discussing the economy sunday at 8:00 on c-span's "q & a." >> now, vice president joe biden speaks in fort myers, florida, part of his two-day tour in this battleground state. this is 40 minutes. ♪ >> it's good to see you all! it's great to be with you all. god love you. all right. thank you very much. thank you. thank you all so very, very much. it is great to be back in fort myers. i tell you what, i was joking, a man should always have a brother-in-law that lives in florida, and two, a brother-in-law with a pick-up truck. so all these years my brother has lived in fort myers, and i got to come down here all the time. then he sold his place here, and i haven't spoken to him since. no, i'm only kidding. i'm only kidding. since i've been here -- do you mind if i take my coat off? thank you very much. all right. i got here and i was introduced to jamie, i thought jamie was my sister-in-law. she looks like my sister-in-law more than you can imagine. but thank you for the hard work you have done, and all of you for being here on a saturday morning. folks, look, i wa
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